Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, tells TIME he's so outraged by GOP overspending, he's quitting the party — and he's the bull's-eye of its target audience.
And all I can think is "ABANDON SHIP!", as member by member the GOP implodes. I've been thinking it since the election occurred and shared it with people I know - and now I'm going to say it here. The GOP is going to split up into several parties before too long. I may end up being wrong, but for the moment, I'm going to put my money on that.
Right now the GOP is apparently not 'pure' enough for folks like Not-Joe, and too way out wacky rightwing for anyone who leans moderate. They're hemorrhaging their base from both sides, not a good position for them to be in.